Patrick Ness' TV series 'Class' to be published as books

Patrick Ness' TV series 'Class' to be published as books

BBC Books is set to publish three novels to tie in with "Class", the new Doctor Who spin-off series written by Patrick Ness.

The "Class" TV show, penned by Ness for the BBC, follows the adventures of a group of students at Coal Hill School and will have the “action, heart and adrenaline of the very best YA fiction”, according to BBC Books.

The publisher will release three titles that follow the series, Joyride by Guy Adams, The Stone House by A.K. Benedict and What She Does Next Will Astound You by James Goss, all set to be published on 27th October (paperback, £7.99).

BBC Books senior editorial director Albert DePetrillo bought world rights from literary agent Michelle Kass.

DePetrillo said: “Patrick Ness is simply one of the finest writers working today – in any genre – and his new television series has all the hallmarks of his dazzling fiction. "Class" is a hugely exciting new brand for the BBC list, and we’re delighted to be working with Patrick and the production team at BBC Wales on these official tie-ins.”